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Beyond my own anecdotal assumptions, I also have many 50-year-old friends (and readers) across the country, who are well acquainted with the older man-younger woman phenomenon – even among aging boomers. “Not just a younger body in bed, but a trophy on the arm, a woman who is less likely to contradict him, a woman less likely to compete with him even inadvertently, and less need to compromise.
So, it surprised me when a friend texted me “I think I have a crush, but please don’t judge me.” She’d fallen for a man nearly 20 years older than her, and she talked about his good qualities in an apologetic, emoji-less way.It is in that genuinely real world that our immediate impressions are a matter of mutual attraction and energy, a spark (or its absence), and then, chronological age really isn’t the issue at all.Instead, it’s the everything else – including practical considerations on both sides – in a more well-balanced formula and relationship that proceeds more naturally.To “get” and keep a guy, you need to be elusive, mysterious, a bit of a bitch. But I firmly believe it is more likely to happen “in the real world” than when we’re meeting by checklist in the virtual universe of endless potential dates.And that just may mean saying “yes” to every opportunity to meet new people – every way we can.